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Windows 7: Two white vertical lines on screen unseen before

30 Mar 2015   #1
drkh

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
On maximized program window, two white vertical lines unseen before

I use Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

I started using a new 17" 4:3 monitor. Afterwards, two white vertical lines (borders ?) appear on the two sides of the black content area of a few program windows when maximized.

For instance (IrfanView, whole screen): http://drkh.myweb.hinet.net/white_bo...ng_monitor.jpg

Is that normal?

The old monitor was also 17" and 4:3, but there were not those two lines.

Even if it's normal, I'd rather not see them. Can they be hidden?

I have tried "Personalize > Windows Color > Advanced appearance settings > select Border Padding from under Item > change size from 5 to 0". But that seems irrelevant.


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30 Mar 2015   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

It looks like the edges of the IrfanView window to me (i.e. I see them when I run IrfanView).

As far as I'm aware you can only get rid of them by going to "Full screen" view.
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30 Mar 2015   #3
drkh

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well, if it's normal, I may accept it. It's not that bad anyway.

But, I had used the old monitor for 9 years and did not see those two white lines.

Could it be because the picture on the screen had been horizontally stretched a little bit by someone (me ?), using the OSD menu, and, therefore, went out of the screen on right and left sides?
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30 Mar 2015   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Possible

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drkh View Post
Well, if it's normal, I may accept it. It's not that bad anyway.

But, I had used the old monitor for 9 years and did not see those two white lines.

Could it be because the picture on the screen had been horizontally stretched a little bit by someone (me ?), using the OSD menu, and, therefore, went out of the screen on right and left sides?
It is possible that your old monitor was overscanning, thus the window was wider that the display area of the screen.
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31 Mar 2015   #5
drkh

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
It is possible that your old monitor was overscanning, thus the window was wider that the display area of the screen.
Overscan! It must be so. I agree. Thanks.
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